China's Qi Yongkai broke the world junior record en-route to winning gold at the Asia-Oceania Open Powerlifting Championships in Japan.
The 19-year-old hoisted up 188 kilograms to win the under-59kg division in Kitakyushu.
He then attempted an Asian record lift of 192.5kg, which proved too much.
Iran's Seyed Yousefi Pashaki was second on 182kg, with Chile's Juan Carlos Garrido third on 176kg.
Garrido is among competitors from outside of Asia and Oceania who are contesting the event but are not eligible for the continental medals.
This meant that China's Jinglang Yang, who was fourth overall, won the Asia-Oceania bronze on 175kg.
China won a further two gold medals on day two of the event.
Paralympic gold medallist Hu Dandan lifted 108kg to win the women's under-50kg category.
"I am not satisfied with my performance, I expected more," said the 29-year-old.
"I was on maternity leave until recently and could not deliver my best."
Vietnam's Thi Linh Phuong Dang managed 95kg and Kazakhstan's Gulbanu Abdykhalykova 82kg to finish second and third in both the overall and continental standings respectively.
Triple Paralympic champion Lei Liu added another Chinese gold by winning the men's under-65kg class on 202kg.
The overall and continental minor medals were won by Lei's team-mate Yang Quanxi and Jordan's Mohammad Tarbash with efforts of 201kg and 187kg respectively.
Uzbekistan's Ruza Kuzieva was the only non-Chinese winner today, tasting victory in the women's under-55kg division with a lift of 113kg.
"I am really happy for this achievement, now I am going for more," she said.
"I want to win the world title in Astana, Kazakhstan, next year, and the Paralympic title at Tokyo 2020."
China's Shi Shanshan was second overall on 105kg with Chile's Camila Campos third best on 104kg.
Asia-Oceania bronze went to Vietnam's Hoang Tuyet Loan Chau on 95kg.
Competition continues tomorrow with four more weight divisions.